In what might just be the monster food heist of the year, approximately 42,000 pounds of Muenster cheese worth roughly $200,000 was stolen from K&K Cheese in Cashton, NJ. The cheese, originally intended for delivery to Texas, was packed in boxes marked with a graphic of the state of Wisconsin and was rescued by the New Jersey State Police Cargo Theft unit who then arrested a man from Illinois. The Aristocrats!
(image via: NorthJersey.com)
Regarding the Wisconsin branding, K&K Cheese is located in Monroe County and processes 120,000 pounds of fresh milk daily provided over 200 local Amish milk producers. “When I looked inside and saw stolen cheese, I thought, of course it’s from Wisconsin,” stated New Jersey State Police Detective 1 Oliver Sissman. With detectives like this, no wonder crooks are heisting cheese trucks left, right and center. It should also be mentioned that the truck driver was arrested at the Vince Lombardi Service Area just off the New Jersey Turnpike. Why do you hate Vince Lombardi, New Jersey?
Call it a Blazing Saddles moment writ large: a British truck driver asleep in his cab last October woke to find thieves had made off with 6,400 cans of Heinz baked beans and sausages after cutting a hole in his trailer. The cans, worth approximately $10,000 if sold at retail pricing, were stacked on pallets that the crooks lifted out of the trailer in what must have been a well-planned robbery. “Police are appealing for information,” according to a local law enforcement spokes-person, “especially about anyone trying to sell large quantities of Heinz baked beans in suspicious circumstances.” Because attempting to sell large quantities of Heinz baked beans is normally not suspicious in the least.